I couldn’t have been up for longer than about an hour when I began getting the most amazing migraine. The first half started at the base of my skull and the rest took the form of a visual aura … just, y’know, to make sure the front of my head didn’t feel left out.
I’m still fighting off some of it now, so I’m keeping this short. I give you Haifaa Al-Mansour – a female Saudi film director. She had already completed three shorts and a documentary when she broke new ground by completing a feature-length film.
A new film giving a glimpse of Saudi Arabia has been made by a woman director and its lead character is a 10-year-old girl.
Director Haifaa Al-Mansour had challenges directing in a country where women cannot drive, are severely restricted in what they can wear in public, and need a male chaperone to travel.
She told BBC News she had to direct the film from inside a van.
I’m just going to let that statement stand on its own. See you tomorrow.